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The Beginning

Originally posted on From the Keyboard:
Painting by Vincent Van Gogh What is the story I want to tell? How do I start? There’s the town, the shop, the house, the pianos, and letters… …and the man, my God, the…

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Back in the Writing Groove

Originally posted on Michael Seidel, writer:
Ah, sweet comfort. I’m back in the writing groove again. Thinking about it as I made coffee this morning, I recognized how fiction writing every day helps me be more mindful. To understand characters’…

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I Can’t Write My Story Because I’m Not A Writer

Originally posted on Eva Lesko Natiello:
? photo by Anton Vakulenko Someone said this to me the other night at an event I attended for people who have consulting businesses. This guy is a consultant with a compelling personal story,…

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In Honor of…

Originally posted on nbsmithblog…random digressions and musings:
Memorial Day, several haiku and a poem commemorating young men and women serving in the military through the years. ruptured duck… listening to dad’s stories of Indo-China *** Memorial Day… the silence…

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Superhero Mom

Originally posted on nbsmithblog…random digressions and musings:
I suspect every mother has at least one superpower. What that superpower for any particular mother is anyone’s guess. Further, there may even be a superhero suit lurking underneath the regular workaday…

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Nobody is coming to fix your town…

Originally posted on rjohnthebad:
Waiting for Godot…or some unicorn developer… How many times have you seen local elected officials recruiting a large scale developer from out of town to come and build some sort of catalytic project to help spur…

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From Darkness to Light

Originally posted on In Transition:
Only when your step becomes lighter, and the sun shines brighter, do you realize ~ how heavy a load you’ve been carrying over the rough, uneven stones, stumbling through the darkness, wishing for a light.…

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Friends

Originally posted on chocofigbee:
Friends come in many shapes and sizes. I’ve found that it’s not their shapes and sizes that makes a friends, but the size of their hearts. As with anything in Life, there is a certain chemistry…

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Retirement

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Little House in the Desert

Originally posted on El Malpais:
Dawn in the desert is a colorful thing. It’s something to see and remember. You feel the night chill as the muted twilight changes to color — the sky first then the far mountains and…

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